The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to this act.
The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987.
Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery. The Clery Act
was revised under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008. Beginning in
July 2010, these revisions went into effect.
As of June 2014, additional revisions to this act have been implemented to include the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 . These were intended to update and improve current regulations.
For more information on the current Clery and VAWA please visit http://clerycenter.org/